"Grid Alive" changed things up on Thursday, July 18, with a free show at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. After a reception featuring food from 12th Street Catering and Stonefly IPA from Saucony Brewing Company, the crowd of 200-plus filed into the Academy’s auditorium for the main event. Guests included Beth Miller of the Community Design Collaborative and Joanne Dahme of the Philadelphia Water Department, both of whom talked about stormwater and the Soak It Up! design competition, which was the focus of an insert in the current issue of Grid. Also on hand was Gabriel Mandujano, founder of Wash Cycle Laundry Inc., which is now delivering Grid to our distribution pints throughout the city. Music was provided by Birdie Busch, accompanied by guitarist Carl Cheeseman, as well as Grid Alive regular Samantha Wittchen.
Special thanks go out to Sara Steele, Erin Johnson and everyone at the Academy of Natural Sciences for their help in making a very special evening. The next Grid Alive will take place September 5, 2013. See you there!